healthy diet -
makes the difference...
There is no single renal diet.
Everybody has their own needs and the dietitians can
help you with this.
But there are some guidelines.....
- Keep the salt intake below 6g a day
(this includes any salt already in the food you buy
- Keep hydrated: Drink about 1.5 litres
of fluid a day - unless already directed by your
health team to do otherwise.
- Only restrict foods high in potassium or
phosphate if there is a medical need - it
is not helpful to do so otherwise. You will be told
if there is a need.
- Aim for a healthy weight. Dietitians
can help you with this.
Proportions and Portions (unless otherwise directed by a
Eating well is important for overall health.
In kidney disease, what you eat can help reduce some of
the symptoms and side effects.
Contact a Dietitian
If you are under the care of one of the Renal
Consultants you do not need a doctor to refer you to a
renal dietitian. You can contact them at:
Department of Nutrition and
Norfolk & Norwich NHS Trust
Tel: (01603) 287011